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    Casting Watch: Kate Mara and David Oyelowo On Board for 'Captive'

    David Oyelowo and Kate Mara are set to star in thriller "Captive," based on the bestselling novel "An Unlikely Angel" by Ashley Smith. It will be helmed by longtime TV director Jerry Jameson.

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    Casting Watch: June Squibb of 'Nebraska' Set to Play Lena Dunham's Granny on 'Girls'

    82-year-old June Squibb, who plays the rollicking foul-mouthed wife of Bruce Dern in "Nebraska" (and, like Dern, is earning awards buzz for her performance), will next play Lena Dunham's grandma on "Girls."

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Casting Watch: Jennifer Ehle Set to Play Anastasia Steele's Mother UPDATED

    UPDATE: Jennifer Ehle ("Zero Dark Thirty," best known as Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice") has been cast as Anastasia Steele's mother in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of S&M-heavy "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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    Academy's New Casting Directors Branch Elects Three Members to Board of Governors UPDATE

    UPDATE: The Academy has elected the three members, representing its newly created Casting Directors Branch, to its Board of Governors.

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    Casting Watch: Lizzy Caplan Joins Seth Rogen and James Franco for 'The Interview'

    Lizzy Caplan, who stars in Showtime's new fall series "Masters of Sex" alongside Michael Sheen, is in talks for the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next writing and directorial endeavor, "The Interview." Rogen and James Franco will star with Caplan (reuniting three "Freaks and Geeks" a...

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    'The Giver,' Starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, Heads Into Production

    The Weinstein Company has announced that principal photography on the big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1994 dystopian YA classic and Newberry Medal winner "The Giver" heads underway on October 7. The film stars quite the cast: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites ("Maleficent"), Alexand...

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    Casting Watch: Thomas Sadoski of 'The Newsroom' Looks Forward to Co-Starring with Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild'

    Thomas Sadoski (HBO's "The Newsroom") is in talks to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Wild," which will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (who currently has "Dallas Buyers Club" generating Oscar buzz).

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    Casting Watch: Bryan Cranston Will Play Blacklisted Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Upcoming Biopic

    Well, this is exciting. Bryan Cranston, star of AMC's "Breaking Bad," will play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in an upcoming biopic, "Trumbo."

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    Casting Call For Universal's James Brown Biopic - Actors, Musicians, Extras...

    Universal Pictures has announced an open casting call for actors, musicians and extras to audition for its James Brown biopic, which will be shooting in Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi, beginning this November.Titled Get On Up, Universal says the film will "give a fearless look inside the music, mo...

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    Casting Watch: Julianne Moore Joins 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Parts 1 and 2

    Julianne Moore has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2." She will play President Alma Coin, who leads the rebellion against the Capitol.

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